Video: The obligatory “conservative MEP eviscerates Gordon Brown” clip; Update: Too soon to judge Obama, says MEP

posted at 3:55 pm on March 25, 2009 by Allahpundit

In which a tough couple of days for Keynesians in the European Parliament suddenly turns bloody. If you didn’t follow Drudge’s link and watch this earlier, watch it now. Same effect as seeing a boxer trap his opponent in the corner and connect with a flurry of power punches: Is it the poetry or the sheer brutality that makes it so impressive? Or is it the contrast with Boehner and Mitch McConnell lumbering around the ring, day after day?

Here’s his YouTube page, chock full of more in this vein, and here’s his blog, in which he marvels at the ability of the ‘Net to turn a backbench parliamentarian into an international fiscal conservative hero overnight. Exit question: We’re all agreed that Hannan gets to deliver the GOP’s response to next year’s State of the Union, yes?

Update: Eh, not quite the conservative dreamboat we hoped he’d be: He’s anti-stimulus but willing to give The One a few more months before pronouncing judgment.

Well, I won’t deny that Obama has done plenty of irritating things, ranging from the idiotic stimulus package to the way he dissed the Prime Minister (yes, I know the man’s a clot, Mr President, but he’s our clot; and, tired as you may have been, I suspect the Royal Marines in their Forward Operating Bases in Helmand, fighting a war that few of your allies will touch, are pretty drowsy too).

On the other hand, the US remains more popular than it has been for years, and Obama’s own approval ratings, though fallen, are well above the vote he received in November.

The only fair answer I can give is that it’s too early to say.


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The only fair answer I can give is that it’s too early to say.

Oh, you know who else liked fairness? STALIN. This guy is a socialist.

Proud Rino on March 25, 2009 at 4:56 PM

I think it has more to do with the fact that Hannan has to deal with socialists every day.

ddrintn on March 25, 2009 at 5:28 PM

I just heard Rep. Michelle Bachman on Hannity, and I have one question: How come the only elected Republicans with a pair are the women? She was as awesome as Hannan and she’s getting even more fired up.

The males all seem to be asleep while they are talking, but Michelle and Sarah speak with passion.

PastorJon on March 25, 2009 at 5:29 PM

The males all seem to be asleep while they are talking, but Michelle and Sarah speak with passion.

PastorJon on March 25, 2009 at 5:29 PM

I’m getting a little tired of the obligatory “the President is a gifted, brilliant man and his presidency is an historical milestone” that a lot of Republicans (even Jindal) feel compelled to say before criticizing Obama. Enough already.

ddrintn on March 25, 2009 at 5:32 PM

What are you talking about, “Eh”? Dude gave the absolute appropriate answer. He said that Obama has been one big clusterfark since he took over, but 60 days may not be enough time to give up into a 4 year term. Hell, we all know that we all know that we all know the guy will continue to be a horrible President… but we can’t officially declare that for another couple of months. Hey… seems fair.

Sugar Land on March 25, 2009 at 5:32 PM

> The only fair answer I can give
> is that it’s too early to say.

He’s being a gentleman. He knows that it isn’t polite to start lecturing friendly countries, and that one should be respectful of their leaders. Obama should learn that, too.

MikeGranby on March 25, 2009 at 5:34 PM

i will always long for a political discourse in this country that reaches their level. even their ignorant twats like galloway are more eloquent than Obama. even legislative leadership in this country cannot match the british abilities when it comes to making a point.

ernesto on March 25, 2009 at 5:43 PM

The Wikipedia page for Gordon Brown has been locked because of vandalism. Just shows the loathing people have for this man.

Joe Bloggs on March 25, 2009 at 5:50 PM

When the camera focuses on Brown, he’s smiling inanely, as if whats being said doesn’t apply to him in the slightest. I’m now a strong advocate that mainstream politicians, especially those whom wish to ascend to the top job itself, go through a rigorous set of psychological tests to see if they’re up to the job mentally, because this idiot is barking mad, and he couldn’t care less if we’re all paying off his shambolic debt’s long after he’s said goodbye. – Odious, incompetent man.

Joe Bloggs on March 25, 2009 at 5:51 PM

Eloquent, faultless and totally bang on. Gordon Brown and his band of miserable half wits are looting this country for political gain. They care only for themselves and at present they are burning the house down so nobody else can live in it. These psychopaths need to be removed forever

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on March 25, 2009 at 5:55 PM

Faaarkkkk! And the smelly snot goblin smiled whilst being humiliated. Daniel, I salute thee.

InkyBinkyBarleyBoo on March 25, 2009 at 5:57 PM

Luv the British accent. The Kickass. The stoicness (sp?). The deliver. The focus. Anyhoo, *swoon*. Can we clone 1K of this guy and put some in the WH, Congress, House, etc.?

ProudPalinFan on March 25, 2009 at 6:03 PM

Wow! Wish we had some people like him in the US gov. Even just one. The whole time the PM is laughing like a mad man. Kinda reminds me of a certain POTUS/TOTUS on 60 min the other night.

KentAllard on March 25, 2009 at 6:03 PM

Whats the chances of him moving over here and running in 2012? Any amount of money and boiled sausages!!! Pay the man!!!

Bravo to our Brit friend!

Now if only our so called conservative leaders would have half the nards this guy has we would not be talking about President Obama now!

HoosierCon on March 25, 2009 at 4:02 PM

We got TEA to spare! And YES, he can deliver the GOP message! If not hey I am happy that he writes it and we will fetch our own RTOTUS.

ProudPalinFan on March 25, 2009 at 6:06 PM

In regards to his reserving judgment on Obama after 60 days I think that was wise. It is unlikely he will find the next few months to be different than what we’ve seen so far.

I found this bit interesting from his blog

How did it happen, in the absence of any media coverage? The answer is that political reporters no longer get to decide what’s news. The days when a minister gave briefings to a dozen lobby correspondents, and thereby dictated the next day’s headlines, are over. Now, a thousand bloggers decide for themselves what is interesting. If enough of them are tickled then, bingo, you’re news.

This was always one of Regan’s strengths, he found ways to bypass MSM to take his message to the people. Hannan could give some advice to the GOP.

msmveritas on March 25, 2009 at 6:11 PM

There are no good men anywhere.

nondhimmie on March 25, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Take that back, my man (DH)is a GREAT man!

ProudPalinFan on March 25, 2009 at 6:31 PM

I’m just remembering how PM Brown maneuvered to get Tony Blair’s job…I wonder how he likes it so far?

Blaise on March 25, 2009 at 6:37 PM

and where is our GOP equivalent?
Someone to go toe to toe with Obummer and tell him ‘YOU SIR, HAVE NO CLOTHES’.

No one want to get a little… mavericky?

Maybe then, the GOP can take advantage of emryonic cells and grow freaking spines.

bloviator on March 25, 2009 at 6:39 PM

Wonder what Obama’s visit to the G20 will be like?!

Oink on March 25, 2009 at 4:52 PM

Believe me, I have thought of that often and I cringe.

ProudPalinFan on March 25, 2009 at 6:40 PM

And hey…looks like he did it WITHOUT a teleprompter!

Sarjex on March 25, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Sarjex on March 25, 2009 at 6:45 PM

I was just going to say…The Brits are plainly kicking our asses in Teleprompter Technology.

BigWyo on March 25, 2009 at 7:04 PM

Good God, it’s the last living British man! (As in, not eunuch posing as male.)

BKennedy on March 25, 2009 at 7:07 PM

Did anyone mention in this thread that Hannan was on with Cavuto this afternoon? He was great.

Any way to find a video, Ed or Allah?

Knucklehead on March 25, 2009 at 7:12 PM

And on Beck, too…wonder it he will turn up @Hannity somehow.

Simply, the man of the hour!

ProudPalinFan on March 25, 2009 at 7:21 PM

I wish Allah would post the Cauvoto clip, it was good until the end when he explained his endorsement of The Won. Honest to goodness one of the reasons he gave for the U.S. being better off is that we elected a “bi-racial candidate.

Cindy Munford on March 25, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Rock on!

He got an American cousin?

silverfox on March 25, 2009 at 9:06 PM

Did anyone notice that Hannan delivered that without a teleprompter?

I say that we need people like that HERE, then again, they would actually enforce immigration law on him.

Let’s do an exchange, we’ll take him and his ilk, they can have, well you know…

M-14 2go on March 25, 2009 at 9:10 PM

No prompter, AND no giant screen prompter either?!? You mean a public official can speak with only a few glances at notes? Impossible, I say!

/typical Ogabe fan

bikermailman on March 25, 2009 at 9:25 PM

FINALLY got home from work, and that was teh awesome.

BadgerHawk on March 25, 2009 at 9:38 PM

WOW that was faneffingtastic

ndulik on March 25, 2009 at 10:17 PM

Daniel Hannan was interviewed by Cavuto on Fox Business in the 9 o’clock hour. GREAT interview! Would love to see a few highlights on this blog post from that interview.

icelandicfarmer on March 25, 2009 at 10:20 PM

British politicians aren’t afraid of retribution, as ours are.

jainphx on March 25, 2009 at 10:24 PM

The update shows him to be a well-reasoned man, as the video shows he is solidly principled. He still needs to come over here and hold mandatory classes for his GOP counterparts (and in those classes, corporal punishment by the teacher would not only be permitted, but encouraged.)

michaelo on March 25, 2009 at 11:56 PM

It’s funny, I listen to this and hear what I would prefer to say not just about Obama, but even more so about George Bush. While our economy was booming, he was spending and spending and running up massive debts — doing precisely what Tony Blair and Gordon Brown did. When he economy turned — as it always does — we found ourselves in a huge hole.

Not to let Obama slide, but it was not he who ran up massive debts during boom times.

Hal_10000 on March 26, 2009 at 2:44 AM

WOW! Send this video to your Rep’s/Senators and BHO. Completely relevant. All one needs to do is change the names of the guilty.

Hal_10000 on March 26, 2009 at 2:44 AM

You are right. G.W. turned into a RINO tool and abandoned conservative values. However, O’s current plan of “tax and spend” and the socialization of our country is dangerous and destructive. We are now being lectured by China and the E.U. about the dangerous path we are headed. Yet, BHO continues with little regard for what everyone is saying.

Let’s focus on the here and the now. Quit blaming “W”. He is gone and irrelevant to the required solution.

74SeventeenSeventySix on March 26, 2009 at 9:05 AM

Eh, not quite the conservative dreamboat we hoped he’d be: He’s anti-stimulus but willing to give The One a few more months before pronouncing judgment.

I dunno, check out his appearance on Beck last night. He’s kind of “the man”, IMO.

RightWinged on March 26, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Very Reaganesque speech. Our PM in Canada sheed heed what is being said. Sadly this MP is not the leader of the Conservative Party in Britain. Instead it is lead by Cameron, who is about as conservative as Howard Dean.

Faramir on March 26, 2009 at 4:39 PM

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